Five Times Ben Affleck Was Really Funny [Video]
Actor, director, and Oscar winner Ben Affleck is hosting the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" this week, marking his entry into the exclusive Five-Timers Club (most recent inductee: Justin Timberlake).
While Affleck is best known for his dramatic roles, he has proved in his previous four hosting gigs that he can do comedy (and no, not just in a "so bad it's funny" way). Let's look back his five funniest sketches:
1. "Countdown With Keith Olbermann"
This 2008 sketch is truly one of the great sketches of all time. In what was already a strong season for impressions — it was Amy Poehler's heyday as Hillary Clinton — Affleck delivered a devastating send-up of the hyperbole-loving, perpetually outraged news anchor.
2. "Frett's Film Forum"
Wow, talk about an "SNL" star lineup — this 2000 sketch features Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Jimmy Fallon, and Cheri Oteri. They and Affleck play pun-tastic film critics who speak in gushing blurbs. About "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," Affleck's critic cries, "If you see a film this year, big-a-GO to this movie!"
3. "Night School Musical"
Eat your heart out, Zac Efron! This sketch is just like the popular Disney Channel "High School Musical" series, "only way older and way less made by the same people." Affleck plays a bearded hobo who "came in here to rob the snack machine and they made me the valedictorian." Not only is it a funny parody, but Affleck can kinda sing!